May 25, 2013

The Daunting Task of Pastoral Leadership

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The pastor's task is daunting. Consider the demands:

  • Show us what God wants
  • Tell us what God wants
  • Lead us to God
  • Feed our souls with Godly nourishment
  • Help us to learn how to grow
  • Grow the church
  • Increase the budget
  • Be engaging
  • Be more reflective
  • Be more scholarly
  • Be more relevant
  • Speak the truth with love
  • Preach sermons that connect with teens, singles, parents, divorcees, grandparents, retirees, those who are struggling with pain and guilt, those who need a kick in the pants, those who don't believe in God, those who don't know the Bible at all, those who teach the Bible, etc., etc., etc.,
  • Etc., etc., etc.,
If you think you can do these things, you are already deceived.

Pastors, keep the main thing the main thing. Read through the following sentences slowly and let it sink in.

Only Christ can change hearts. 

Our job is to point people to Christ. 

Jesus is the head. 

It's his church.

We are his servants.

Rest in these truths.

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